He is said to be a small man, barely 3 feet tall. He wears cowboy boots of the most expensive leather and a large sombrero on his head. Each night he goes into the field and if he encounters a horse with a beautiful mane, he braids the hair intricately. Women who have long flowing hair are also susceptible to attracting the attention of El Duende or El Sombrerón. It is rumored that should one speak to the man he will kidnap you and steal you away in the night. Should he steal you away you will be lost for eternity in the unknown.
In my previous post I spoke over the creatures of myth that I have heard stories. While I personally, have not encountered any supernatural creature, as of now, the individuals who I have met and interviewed account tales where such creatures have come to the village where they lived. Each story that is recounted to me is unique in its own way because each experience is different. While some individuals have encountered creatures as children others have been susceptible to seeing the paranormal as adults. Some accounts are terrifying while others are funny. What I have learned is that these entities are to be feared and respected.
Throughout my research in Guatemala I have traveled through rivers and walked through the rainforest sometimes as night falls upon me. It is my hope that after hearing these stories of things that go bump in the night, that I never encounter such mystic entities!Share on Facebook